fencing a thrust or hit

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Examples from the Web for botte

Historical Examples of botte

  • On the rocker of the cradle she saw a man's foot with the turned-up toe of a botte sauvage.

    The Unknown Quantity

    Henry van Dyke

  • The coachmen of the botte are a feature of Rome, they spot the foreigner at once, and always try to get the better of him.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

    Mary Alsop King Waddington

  • Why, man, that botte between the eyes would have done for me, even if you had not spitted both my lungs first.

    The Lady of Loyalty House

    Justin Huntly McCarthy

  • And it appears that during his very first bout with the captain he tried a botte that you had taught him.

    Humphrey Bold

    Herbert Strang

  • Le chapeau de paille abonde en t. La chaussure est trs-capricieuse; soulier, botte et sandale foulent successivement le pav.

    Walks in Rome

    Augustus J.C. Hare